Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Re-scheduling of Annual General Meeting and
continuation of Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship of the County
Council until the AGM.
*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally
published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no
longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in
committee management system that we use.*
Decision taken by Richard Flinton, Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with the Leader of the Council.
On 7 April 2020 the Chief Executive Officer agreed, as part of his decision-making under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members (Decision Record 2020/CEO Emergency Powers/14), that:
i. The Annual General Meeting of the Council that was scheduled for 13 May 2020 be postponed. The situation to be kept under review, depending upon the progress of the pandemic and rescheduled for either 22 July 2020 or 18 November 2020, such decision to be made by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency delegated powers in consultation with the Executive.
ii. All current appointments be rolled on until the Annual General Meeting is held.
iii. The appointment process for the Chairman and Vice Chairman to be reviewed and a decision to be made at a future consultation meeting.
That decision was taken to remove the requirement for an Annual General Meeting to be held as permitted under the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 during the Covid19 pandemic, to ensure democratic openness and accountability in decision making, but also taking account of the officer work involved in preparing for committee meetings and the other more important use of their time during the pandemic.
The decision taken by the Chief Executive Officer on 13 May 2020 further implements the decisions taken by the Chief Executive Officer on 7 April 2020.
Publication date: 28/04/2021
Date of decision: 13/05/2020